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Eligibility Criteria

Working members of the press aged 18 or over who fall under one of the below categories 1-5 may apply.
1) Journalist/editor/reporter/photographer who represents print media outlet publishing periodical publication(s).
2) TV crew/broadcaster/presenter/performer who represents TV station or production office.
3) Journalist /reporter/broadcaster/presenter/performer who represents radio station or production office.
4) Journalist/reporter/editor who represents online media run by a legal entity. The online media must:
  • be previously established (before you apply for TAS 2024 media accreditation); and
  • produce original editorial content on automobile, and regularly maintained.
5) Freelance journalists/photographers must be on assignment from a recognised media outlet. A letter of assignment and recent bylined article(s) on automobile must be submitted as attachment to an application form (see below).

Documents that freelancers should submit as attachment:
A letter of assignment to prove the contract for the commissioning of the coverage. The name of the organization and publication/programme (with the onsale/on-air date), the signature of the chief editor or equivalent, his/her contact details, and the details of what you have been commissioned to cover must be clearly written on the media outlet’s letterhead.
Automobile-related bylined articles within the past one year, or past TAS coverage bylined articles. Photographers should submit photos/articles with photo credit.

Applications without the above documents will NOT be accepted. Past results of obtaining press badges for other events do not work.

Below are NOT Eligible for Media Accreditation

a) Social media (e.g. YouTube, Facebook, X, Instagram etc.) regardless of the number of followers/subscribers.
b) Advertising agencies, PR firms, research firms, marketing firms, analyst firms and consulting firms.
c) Non-editorial professions, such as sales, marketing and administration, even though they represent a legitimate media organization.
d) Freelancers who are not on assignment from a legitimate media organization.
e) Those working on corporate website (incl. owened media), and/or internal publications such as house organ, annual report and newsletter that are circulated internally or to a selected group of clients.
* If you are the case with any of the above a – e commissioned by an Exhibitor, please ask the Exhibitor for a pass/ticket.
f) Anyone who intend to shoot a video for commercial product. *This is prohibited with or without a pass.
g) Personal website/blog, fan site/community site, forums or user groups.
h) Any media which may be offensive to public order and moral and/or containing obscene/violent/unlawful content.

* Registrations close on 26 December at noon JST.
  Any registration made after the deadline or onsite registration will NOT be accepted.


• Registration is tied to individuals which can be made by one person per email address only. No group applications accepted.
• TAS reserves the right to approve or deny accreditation. The decision is final and cannot be appealed.
• TAS may limit on the number of media passes per each organization at its discretion.
• Submission of application does not guarantee pass will be issued. All applications will be considered by the organizer.
• Successful applicants will receive a “Media Credential Confirmation” which is required to pick up a pass onsite. This is for the use of the accredited person himself only and must not be transferred to anyone else even to his colleague.
• TOKYO AUTO SALON do not provide a letter of invitation for visa purposes.
• Anyone who obtained a media pass must send us (a copy of) the publication with the TAS 2024 coverage on. Failure to do so may result in denial of your future accrediting opportunities.

Media enquiries:
Tokyo Auto Salon Public Relations <pr@tokyoautosalon.jp>